Burnside, Christchurch

12 hours ago

Is your shed the best in New Zealand?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

There's still time to enter The Resene Shed of the Year 2021. The winner receives $3000 worth of gardening gear and the runner-up receives $1075 worth of prizes.

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1 day ago

What are your plans for back-to-back days above 30 degrees?

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Happy Monday Christchurch,

It's set to be a scorcher of a week in The Garden City.

MetService's seven-day forecast says Tuesday and Wednesday are expected to hit highs of 35 and 32 degrees respectively – well over January's average maximum temperature of 23 degrees.

A high of … View more
Happy Monday Christchurch,

It's set to be a scorcher of a week in The Garden City.

MetService's seven-day forecast says Tuesday and Wednesday are expected to hit highs of 35 and 32 degrees respectively – well over January's average maximum temperature of 23 degrees.

A high of 28 degrees is forecast for Monday (today).

How will you make the most of (or avoid) the heat this week?

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1 day ago

Replacement of 2 piles

Patsy from Avonhead

Hi all - just wondering of anyone can recommend someone to replace 2 piles under our character house. My husband currently unable to do job as recently has had bowel surgery. This is effecting being able to obtain insurance so need to have sorted soon.
Thanks :)

5 hours ago

Papanui 41.6 outside

Kay from Papanui

Under the balcony in the shade 41.6. Papanui .. Phew a hot one.😅. Keep cool.

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6 hours ago

Cobham Royal Woolen Jersey

Rajeswary from Burnside

Brand New. Size 92cm, 36
Mistakenly bought a jersey for a jacket. Pick up at Burnside.

Price: $70

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7 hours ago

Armchair travel to many countries

Bupa Parkstone Retirement Village

Virtual reality technology has allowed residents to see the world from their armchairs.

A group of residents in Bupa Hugh Green Care Home were amazed by an immersive experience recently, donning headsets for a virtual reality tour of Egypt, India, Italy and Croatia.

The virtual travel tour is in … View more
Virtual reality technology has allowed residents to see the world from their armchairs.

A group of residents in Bupa Hugh Green Care Home were amazed by an immersive experience recently, donning headsets for a virtual reality tour of Egypt, India, Italy and Croatia.

The virtual travel tour is in HD, 4K and is part of a technology trial for the care home. The care home activity team talking the residents through the accompanying narrative.

The technology is from SilVR, specialising in education using virtual reality through 360º photos, sound and videos. The headset can provide a vast library selection of locations and interests to choose from.

Residents were guided through Cairo’s Great Sphinx of Giza, the Hawa Mahal Jaiur in India, and the Colosseum in Rome, Italy.

General Manager , Ian Dunthorne says the technology initiative has become popular worldwide with care homes due to lockdowns restricting travel.

“Our residents, with and without cognitive impairment, have found this to be an amazing journey. Reminiscing of their own past travel trips can trigger conversation during and after the VR as a shared experience or on their own.”

After the session, specialty cups of tea were shared from countries the residents had visited. This capped off their virtual reality travel trip from the comfort of their care home lounge.

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11 hours ago

PEA STRAW

Rachael from Bryndwr

Hi Everyone, our first delivery for pea straw will be Saturday 6th February. $10 per bale and free delivery to northwest Christchurch. Please private message me your orders and address. Thanks Rachael 🙂

Price: $10

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4 days ago

21st venue

Rachel from Russley

Am looking at ideas for venues - halls, etc for a 21st.
All ideas of ways to celebrate and venues would be appreciated. Also if alcohol is allowed at these venues.
Thank you!

12 hours ago

Cooling Neckscarf

Pam & Steve from Fendalton

110cm long scarf filled with water crystals that expand when in contact with water.
Soak scarf in cold water for up to 30 minutes until beads are the size you want. Place in fridge until ready to be worn or to keep in a plastic bag until needed.
Reactivate beads in water again for reuse.
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110cm long scarf filled with water crystals that expand when in contact with water.
Soak scarf in cold water for up to 30 minutes until beads are the size you want. Place in fridge until ready to be worn or to keep in a plastic bag until needed.
Reactivate beads in water again for reuse.
Absolutely heavenly for these hot days or exercising.

Price: $10

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15 hours ago

4 burner Jackeroo BBQ for sale

Julie and Neville from Redwood

4 burner Jackeroo Bbq in good condition. Goes well. Has had little use and surplus to requirements.
Please send a private message for details

Price: $25

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1 day ago

Scratch posts.

Margaret from Bryndwr

Are there any scratch posts out there, looking for a nice tidy one.

Negotiable

4 days ago

Poll: Will you check out the multi-million dollar global sailing event coming to Lyttelton, Christchurch?

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Christchurch has beaten other New Zealand cities to host a major international sailing event showcasing the region to a global broadcast audience.

The New Zealand grand prix event will be held on Lyttelton Harbour next January as part of SailGP’s second season. The SailGP league involves teams … View more
Christchurch has beaten other New Zealand cities to host a major international sailing event showcasing the region to a global broadcast audience.

The New Zealand grand prix event will be held on Lyttelton Harbour next January as part of SailGP’s second season. The SailGP league involves teams racing identical hydrofoiling catamarans at speeds of up to 50 knots (100kmh).

Olympic and world champions Peter Burling and Blair Tuke will head New Zealand’s first entry in the event. Also competing will be Sir Ben Ainslie, skippering the British boat, and Australian Jimmy Spithill piloting for the United States.

Will you be watching?

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Will you check out the multi-million dollar global sailing event coming to Lyttelton, Christchurch?
  • 58% Yes
    58% Complete
  • 32.7% No
    32.7% Complete
  • 9.2% I'm undecided
    9.2% Complete
498 votes
1 day ago

Free legal clinic - Immigration - this Thursday at Hornby community Centre

The Team from Citizens Advice Christchurch Area

Citizens advice bureau is starting a new clinic – First one this January – 28th from 6.15pm at Hornby Community Centre
.This clinic is run by a specialist immigration lawyer who is experienced in Immigration law.
If you have an immigration issue which you need legal help to solve, then our … View more
Citizens advice bureau is starting a new clinic – First one this January – 28th from 6.15pm at Hornby Community Centre
.This clinic is run by a specialist immigration lawyer who is experienced in Immigration law.
If you have an immigration issue which you need legal help to solve, then our clinic could be a great starting point. Our lawyer will listen to the issue, let you know whether you have a legal case and give you information to get you started. To book your place phone our West Branch 03 349 5236.

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1 day ago

Recycling

Patrick Koot from Elusion Electrical Ltd

With the new year we thought we would remind our customers of our recycling policy.

We try our hardest to recycle everything we can, including taking away all of our own rubbish and your broken lamps, heaters, towel rails, heat pumps etc. When Patrick gets home he breaks all light fittings down to… View more
With the new year we thought we would remind our customers of our recycling policy.

We try our hardest to recycle everything we can, including taking away all of our own rubbish and your broken lamps, heaters, towel rails, heat pumps etc. When Patrick gets home he breaks all light fittings down to plastic, and metal into separate bins which can be a time consuming job. Then every few weeks he does a big recycle run to our nearest Ecodrop and dump. We estimate by breaking it all down more than 3/4 is able to be recycled.

While we don't pass of any of this extra cost to our customers its still a win win for us ....the dogs get very excited about the trip in the old ute for the dump run ..and the nice staff at ecodrop give them a lot of pats and a treat on the way out....and it leaves the environment better for our children and future grandchildren. Most companies don't recycle due to a mixture of time and cost restraint and just not being aware about the long term damage.

Please if you do wish to have your old parts left for any reason just remind Patrick at time of job and we will happily do this.

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17 days ago

Lawn mowers wanted.

Shaun from Bishopdale

Hello everyone I'm Shaun I'm based in burnside. I am after anyone's unwanted petrol lawn mowers. Anything that doesn't start anymore in need of repair etc save the hassle of taking it to the dump I will pick up . I also offer cheap repairs and services with quick turnaround … View moreHello everyone I'm Shaun I'm based in burnside. I am after anyone's unwanted petrol lawn mowers. Anything that doesn't start anymore in need of repair etc save the hassle of taking it to the dump I will pick up . I also offer cheap repairs and services with quick turnaround time. If you have anything you may be able to help me with or perhaps I can help you with don't hesitate to contact me 😊

3 days ago

Learn how to lockdown-proof your business...

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

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